FIND RESOURCES FOR HEALING
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COUNSELING & SUPPORT RESOURCES
- SOVRI Helpline (888) 613-1613 — Support for Orthodox victims of rape and incest helpline. Open Monday-Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm and Friday 9:30am-1:30pm. Anonymous, confidential, no caller-ID. (Under the auspices of the Victim Services Program of Beth Israel Medical Center in NY)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE — National hotline that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest rape crisis center. Open 24/7.
- Childhelp National Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453) — A centralized call center servicing US and Canada, provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages. They also provide local referrals and connect to Child Protective Services in all 50 states. Open 24/7.
- Sexual Abuse of Children (Darkness to Light) 1-866-FOR-LIGHT (367-5444) — Calls will automatically be routed to a local center providing crisis intervention and referral services for people affected by sexual abuse.
- Survivors of Incest Anonymous — Organization that provides information and coordinates and provides self-help groups for adult survivors of incest. (Disclaimer: support groups are peer led and are not supervised by clinicians. They are not a replacement for professional therapy when it is indicated).
- Living Well – Australian based organisation providing support and resources to male survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Living Well offers information and advice for male survivors in surviving and healing from sexual assault.
- Suicide Hotlines — National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and for the Spanish line call 1-888-628-9454. Provides crisis suicide intervention. Calls are routed to local centers. Open 24/7.
- Addiction Center 1-844-359-5766 — Addiction Center was founded by recovering addicts and health information writers. Our goal is to provide the most up-to-date information on addiction as well as reviews of top treatment centers across the country.
- Safe Horizon 1-212-227-3000 — 24/7 hotline. Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities. (1-800-621-HOPE for Domestic Violence support).
- Stop It Now! 1-888-PREVENT (773-8368) — Provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. Also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse. Website: http://www.stopitnow.org
- Mask (718) 758-0400 — 10 am to 10 pm. A Jewish community service, MASK’s helpline refers callers to therapists, counselors, and institutions that will best meet their needs. By offering individual and group support, MASK enables families to remove the MASK of shame and rejection and helps empower them with the strength to move on.
- Relief Help (718) 431-9501 — A Jewish non-profit organization that provides culturally sensitive support and referrals for individuals suffering from mental health disorders. Operates primarily in NY, NJ, Canada, California, Israel, and the UK.
OKClarity– Mental Health and Wellness Community offers forums for participants to discuss all aspects of wellness and holistic mental health, from parenting to trauma to anxiety and more. Coming soon- directory of mental health professionals.
- LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR VICTIMS
- Zalkin Law Firm 800-617- 2622 — The Attorneys at the Zalkin Law Firm are childhood sexual abuse attorneys who have represented hundreds of abuse survivors across the country. Empowering survivors to stand up to their abuser and others who allowed the abuse to occur, they provide an emotional bolstering to clients as they begin to identify themselves as survivors rather than victims throughout the litigation process. They obtain monetary compensation for abuse survivors to continue their treatment programs, or embark on new treatments that were previously beyond their financial means.
- Andreozzi & Associates, PC 800- 724- 5785 – Anderozzi & Associates is a PA based law firm that operates nationwide, focusing its practice on representing innocent victims of sexual abuse and crime in civil cases. The firm is dedicated to holding perpetrators and the institutions which empower them accountable for their actions. Anderozzi & Associates has successfully litigated against numerous business and educational and religious institutions.
- The Pride Law Firm 619-516-8166 – The Pride Law Firm is a San Diego based law firm that specialises in personal injury cases, employment law, criminal defense, and sexual assault. They are passionate victims advocates, working to create safer workplaces and institutions by holding perpetrators of sexual harassment and assault accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
* FOR ADULT OFFENDERS
- Treatment Referrals (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) — Referrals for treatment for adults or youth who have sexually offended.
- Website: http://atsa.com/request-referral
- Sex-Specific Therapy Referrals (Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute) — Resource listing for treatment providers specializing in sex-specific therapy.
- Website: http://www.cmrpi.org/pages/diagnosis.html
- Sex Abuse Treatment Alliance — Sex Offenders Restored Through Treatment Information, resources and referrals for adults offending or at-risk to offend.
- Website: http://www.satasort.org/
- Sex Addicts Anonymous — 12-step support groups for adults with addictive sexual behaviors.
- Website: http://www.sexaa.org/
- Sexual Recovery Institute — Information, resources and treatment for adults with sex and pornography addiction.
- Website: http://www.sexualrecovery.com/
- Internet Behavior Consulting Company — Cybersex addiction and online sex offender resources.
- Website: http://www.internetbehavior.com/index.htm
- CROGA — Online confidential support and help to address own child pornography viewing.
- Website: http://www.croga.org/access/user_select.php
- Stop It Now! — For assistance in locating a provider, you may call the Helpline at 1-888-PREVENT or 1-888-773-8368, or email them here: http://www.stopitnow.org/civicrm/profile/create?reset=1&gid=3
FOR CHILD OFFENDERS
- Sex Specific Treatment for Youth — Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute.
- Website: http://www.childmolestationprevention.org/pages/diagnosis.html
- Children and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems — You can help a child who has sexual behavior problems.
- Website: http://www.stopitnow.org/children-and-youth-sexual-behavior-problems
- NEARI Press — The New England Adolescent Research Institute (NEARI).
- Website: http://nearipress.org/
- Children with Sexual Behavior Problems — Fact and Information Page (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) Information about Children with Sexual Behavior Problems.
- Website: http://www.atsa.com/children-sexual-behavior-problems
- Understanding Children’s Sexual Behaviors — Guidebooks on healthy sexuality development by Toni Cavanaugh Johnson, Ph.D., an expert on children’s sexual behaviors.
- Website: http://www.tcavjohn.com/products.php
- Sex-Specific Therapy Referrals — Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute.
- Website: http://www.cmrpi.org/pages/diagnosis.html
- Treatment Referrals — Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse.
- Website: http://atsa.com/request-referral
FRIENDS AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
- Enough Abuse Campaign — Providing adults and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to put an end to the silence. And eventually, the epidemic.
- Website: http://www.enoughabuse.org/
- Stop It Now! — Aims to stop child sexual abuse. Includes description of the problem, overview of their programs, news, and resources.
- Website: http://stopitnow.org/
- Lauren Kids — Prevent sexual abuse through awareness, education, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.
- Website: http://laurenkids.org/
- Survivors For Justice — SFJ is an advocacy, educational and support organization for survivors of sexual abuse and their families.
- Website: http://survivorsforjustice.org/
- 1in6 — The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. You are not alone!
- Website: http://1in6.org/
- Malesurvivor.org — Welcome to the Male Survivor community, which provides resources and support for men who were sexually abused.
- Website: http://malesurvivor.org/
- National Children’s Alliance — This organization represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CACs are a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, mental and physical health practitioners who investigate instances of child physical and sexual abuse. Their website explains the process and has a directory according to geographic location.
- Website: http://www.nca-online.org
- Child Pornography Tipline 1-800-843-5678 — A tip line that is used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography. Open 24/7.
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) — Call is directed to a call center in Austin, TX and an advocate can provide local direct service resources (safehouse/shelters, transportation, casework assistance), crisis intervention and interpreter services. Available in 170 languages and open 24/7.
- Website: http://www.thehotline.org
- Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline 1-888-3737-888 — A centralized call center provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor who can provide local referrals. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages and open 24/7.
- Website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/index.html
- Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678), TTDD: 1-800-826-7653 — A call center for missing and exploited children. All calls are recorded. Open 24/7.
- Website: http://www.missingkids.com
- National Alliance on Mental Illness 1-888-999-6264 — Provides information and referral services, not counseling. Open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm ET.
- GLBT National Hotline 1-888-THE-GLNH (843-4564) — Call center that refers to over 15,000 resources across the country that deals with LGBTQ issues. Open Monday-Friday 4pm-12am and Saturday 12pm-5pm PST
- Website: http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org
- National Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000 — A call center that does crisis intervention and referral support for runaways. Open 24/7.
- Website: http://www.1800runaway.org
- The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 — Helpline geared toward suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. Open 24/7.
- Website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org
- National Drug Information and Referral Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) — Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehabilitation centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Open 24/7.
- Website: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov
- AIDS/HIV, STI Information 1-800-458-5231 — Reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Also have an online live chat with a specialist from Monday-Friday 9am-6pm ET.
- Website: http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/index.asp
- Self Harm – Boys Town National Hotline 1-800-448-3000, TTY: 1-800-448-1833 — Assists youth, and their family/friends, who are affected by self-harm issues. Open 24/7.
- Website: http://www.boystown.org/national-hotline
- National Eating Disorders Helpline 1-800-931-2237 — Information, crisis and referral hotline for people dealing with eating disorders. Open 8:30am-4:30 pm PST, Monday-Friday.
- Website: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
- TELL (Therapy Exploitation Life Link) — TELL is a resource, referral, and networking organization that seeks to help victims and survivors of exploitation by psychotherapists and other healthcare providers find the support and resources they will need to understand what has happened to them, take action, and heal.
- Website: http://www.therapyabuse.org/index.htm
- HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive) 1-800-676-4477 — Harm-reduction based crisis and information hotline; Hotline staffers are trained to work with sex workers and the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS affected community. Open 24/7.
- Website: http://www.hips.org
- Parents for Meghan’s Law 1-888-ASK-PFML (1-888-275-7365) — Parents for Megan’s Law & the Crime Victims Center’s hotline is to assist and provide advocacy to communities in accessing information about registered sex offenders, to assist in effectively and responsibly managing Megan’s Law notifications and to educate about sexual assault prevention. Provides crime victim referrals for victim services and law enforcement referrals.
- Website: http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org
- Psychology Today — A directory of mental health specialists. You can search using multiple search criteria and it provides information about the practitioner including their specialties and the types of insurance they accept. All specialists listed are licensed professionals. Website: psychologytoday.com
- Alcohol Rehab Guide — online resource that connects alcoholics and their families with the help they need to conquer this disease. Website: www.alcoholrehabguide.org